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KLOR-CON 8

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is a supplement that raises potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is essential for heart, nerve, and muscle function, and other important processes in your body. Blood potassium has to stay in a narrow range, so very small potassium level changes can have significant effects. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Potassium chloride

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 524 of 3395

$6.64M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1060 of 3395

58,063
Patients

Rank: 511 of 3395

34,632
Prescribers

Rank: 483 of 3395

More info on related drug Potassium chloride »

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

523K

2011

480K

2012

464K

2013

381K

2014

207K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.4M

2011

$14.4M

2012

$14.2M

2013

$12M

2014

$6.64M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$37

2011

$39

2012

$41

2013

$50

2014

$45

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 21,884 74,551 $3.05M
Florida 4,854 15,415 $377K
Texas 3,377 10,720 $276K
Oklahoma 1,876 10,028 $224K
Pennsylvania 1,819 7,310 $222K
Ohio 1,688 6,137 $188K
New York 1,760 5,792 $193K
Illinois 1,428 5,184 $147K
Georgia 1,317 5,043 $110K
Alabama 1,432 4,790 $114K
North Carolina 1,165 4,686 $122K
Tennessee 1,206 4,621 $103K
Indiana 1,194 4,412 $135K
Michigan 1,504 4,289 $138K
Kentucky 849 3,273 $81.3K
Louisiana 731 2,862 $59.1K
New Jersey 947 2,692 $87.1K
Arizona 765 2,655 $71.7K
Missouri 621 2,445 $58.4K
Virginia 607 2,392 $65.9K
South Carolina 602 2,222 $55.6K
Mississippi 521 2,085 $45.9K
Minnesota 499 1,870 $74.1K
Arkansas 469 1,856 $42K
Massachusetts 473 1,728 $66.4K
Washington 507 1,624 $58.9K
Oregon 463 1,427 $40.2K
Maryland 382 1,136 $44.1K
Nevada 377 1,024 $27.2K
New Mexico 324 996 $23.5K
Wisconsin 246 941 $30.5K
Colorado 289 886 $22.6K
West Virginia 221 860 $21.2K
Connecticut 193 734 $27.5K
North Dakota 192 732 $22.2K
Utah 244 705 $21.2K
Iowa 173 694 $22.9K
Kansas 192 658 $22.5K
Idaho 164 584 $15K
South Dakota 160 529 $15.8K
Nebraska 118 528 $15K
Montana 131 511 $12.8K
District of Columbia 84 360 $7,558
Rhode Island 66 307 $9,775
New Hampshire 85 265 $9,158
Maine 71 253 $9,719
Delaware 70 206 $7,961
Hawaii 50 193 $6,960
Alaska 23 119 $1,797
Wyoming 25 80 $2,701
Vermont 18 44 $2,202
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT MILLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

JOSHUA

Texas

MICHAEL HANNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

ANNISTON

Alabama

MITCHELL DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

ADA

Oklahoma

JOSEPH MAGEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

TUBA CITY

Arizona

HAU TAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

SAN DIEGO

California

KENT DARSEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

LUCILLE HARJO P.A. - C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled147

SAPULPA

Oklahoma

EMILY KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

UNION CITY

California

VARMA MEKA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

RIVERDALE

Georgia

ANTONIO LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

ADA

Oklahoma

MOHAMMAD ASHRAF MD

Claims Filled133

MADERA

California

BIJAN BADIHIAN D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled133

CLAREMONT

California

WILLIAM BUCHANAN D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MARK JAMES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled132

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAY SCHAPIRA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled132

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM TO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled130

LOS ANGELES

California

AIREEN GUTIERREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

SAN DIEGO

California

JUAN ALMAGUER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled126

LOS ANGELES

California

FERESHTEH JAHANPANAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

EL CAJON

California

SHA-RHONDA MORTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

SAPULPA

Oklahoma

BILLY BEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

EUFAULA

Oklahoma

NAEEM KHAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled125

CENTRALIA

Illinois

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

ENCINO

California

EDIT ZELKIND PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled124

SAN DIEGO

California

MIQUEL SANTIAGO

General Practice

Claims Filled123

MONTGOMERY

Alabama